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Kimzey Keeps Winning at San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

By Susan Kanode
For the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo

Bull Rider Sage Kimzey’s success at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo continued in semifinals 1 on Tuesday night. He scored 84 points on Four L and Diamond S Rodeo’s bull named Redneck to win the round. The reigning world champion has won nearly $8,000 here so far this year.   – San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

Bull Rider Sage Kimzey’s success at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo continued in semifinals 1 on Tuesday night. He scored 84 points on Four L and Diamond S Rodeo’s bull named Redneck to win the round. The reigning world champion has won nearly $8,000 here so far this year. – San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo photo by Greg Westfall.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – There are three things that make the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo special for world champion bull rider Sage Kimzey – the big venue, big prize money available and great bulls.

Kimzey won the first round of semifinals 1 in the AT&T Center on Tuesday night with an 84-point ride aboard a bull named Red Neck owned by Four L and Diamond S Rodeo. That got him the first place check of $4,277 and brought his earnings up to $7,983 here this year.

This is only the third year that Kimzey has competed here. The first year, he won both the rodeo and Xtreme Bulls competition and went on to win his first world championship. Last year, he finished second at both of these events. The past two years, Kimzey has left San Antonio with nearly $80,000. If he continues on that streak, he will surpass $100,000 just out of the Alamo City.

“There is just a great atmosphere here,” Kimzey said. “I love big venues, riding great bulls and riding for big prize money. Those three things light a fire in me.”

San Antonio’s rodeo can kick start a rodeo contestant’s season because of the $1.65 million in prize money. It is the largest regular season rodeo in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit and more often than not, champions here go on to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR).

“This is such an important stop for all of us,” Kimzey added. “It sets the tone for the whole year. I’ve always done well here.”

The big money winner in semifinals 1 so far is barrel racer Ivy Conrado from Hudson, Colo. Conrado leads the world standings in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association and is on pace to qualify for her first NFR. She won the first round on Tuesday night with a 13.83 second run. Her total money of $9,409 makes her a favorite to advance to Saturday night’s championship finals.

The second round of semifinals 1 starts on Wednesday night at 7 p.m., where championship final round qualifiers will be determined.

The following are results from the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo which features over $1.65 million in cash and prizes.

Semifinals 1, round 1 followed by money leaders (16th performance)

Bareback Riding: 1, R.C. Landingham, Paso Robles, Calif., 82 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Rocky, $4,277. 2, (tie) Clayton Biglow, Clements, Calif., and Kody Lamb, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 80, $2,673. 4, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 79.5, $1,069. (total money) 1, Lamb, $4,445. 2, Landingham, $6,558. 3, Biglow, $6,095. 4, Aus, $5,346. 5, Jake Brown, Hillsboro, Texas, $4,419.

Steer Wrestling: 1, Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D., 4.1 seconds, $4,277. 2, Jason Thomas, Benton, Ark., 4.2, $2,208. 3, Tyler Waguespack, Gonzales, La., 4.4, $2,139. 4, Ty Erickson, Helena, Mont., 4.6, $1,069. (total money) 1, Thomas, $7,770. 2, Rinehart, $6,558. 3, Waguespack, $5,130. 4, (tie) Baylor Roche, Tremonton, Utah and Rowdy Parrott, Mamou, La., $3,992.

Team Roping: 1, Justin Davis, Madisonville, Texas, and J.W. Beck, Moville, Iowa, 5.0 seconds, $4,277. 2, JoJo Lemond, Andrews, Texas, and Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 5.3, $3,208. 3, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Chase Hansen, Homedale, Idaho, 5.8, $2,139. 4, Levi Simpson, Ponoka, Alberta and Jeremy Buhler, Abotsford, British Columbia, 10.1, $1,069. (total money) 1, Davis and Beck, $7,128. 2, Lemond and Cooper, $6,059. 3, Tsinigine and Hansen, $5,560. 4, Manny Egusquiza, Marianna, Fla., and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., $3,992.

Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 80.5 points on Three Hills Rodeo’s Grey Ghost, $4,277. 2, Tyrel Larsen, Inglis, Manitoba, and Chet Johnson, Douglas, Wyo., 80 and $2,673 each. 4, Ty Kirkland, Lufkin, Texas, 79, $1,069. (total money) 1, Watson, $8,554. 2, Larsen, $6,380. 3, Jake Wright, Milford, Utah, $5,703.4, Johnson, $5,239. 5, Kirkland, $4,216.

Tie-Down Roping: 1, Hunter Herrin, Apache, Okla., 7.2, $4,277. 2, Braxton Laughlin, Westlake, La., 7.8, $3,208. 3, Reese Riemer, Stinnett, Texas, 8.0, $2,139. 4, Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., 8.1, $1,069. (total money) 1, Riemer, $7,270. 2, Herrin, $7,128. 3, Laughlin, $5,489. 4,(tie) Jesse Clark, Portales, N.M., and Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., $3,707 each.

Women’s Barrel Race: 1, Ivy Conrado, Hudson, Colo., 13.83, $4,277. 2, Kimmie Wall, Roosevelt, Utah, 14.03, $3,208. 3, (tie) Megan Mariluch, Daingerfield, Texas and Sammi Bessert, Grand Junction, Colo., 14.21, $1,604 each. (total money) 1, Conrado, $9,409. 2, Wall, $7,00. 3, Bessert, $5,025. 4, Kelly Tovar, Rockdale, Texas, $3,992. 5, Alexa Lake, Richmond, Texas, $3,422.

Bull Riding: (three rides) 1, Sage Kimzey, Strong City, Okla., 84 points on Four L/Diamond S Rodeo’s Red Neck, $4,277. 2, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 82, $3,208. 3, Rocky McDonald, Colonia Juarez, Mexico, 75, $2,139. (total money) 1, Kimzey, $7,984. 2, Askey, $5,489. 4, Jacob O’Mara, Baton Rouge, La., $4,562. 4, Ty Pozzobon, Merritt, British Columbia, $3,992. 5, McDonald, $3,849.

Courtesy of PRCA